Biography

WAKAL

( Jorge Govea / Mexican – Artist ) Currently living in Paris-FRANCE


Mexican-born musician producer and industrial designer. He begins an early musical career on the rock scene, author of several, disks he takes part in a large number of art festivals since 1991.

In addition to his interest in conventional analogue instruments, in 1998, he starts experimenting with noises and outdoor sound recordings.

With these recordings he originated a deep work of sound exploring, demonstrating the tonality and rhythm of street sounds and how they could be adapted to electronic music. In 1999, a crucial moment for urban popular identity, this music along with video images gave birth to project WAKAL  reflection of Latin American societies. In the years 2000, he takes part in Mexican collective “Chillandgo”and Konfort Records. His first album  “POP STREET SOUND”  is released under this label. It mixes a large variety of electronic musics such as house, D&B, down-tempo, with street recordings in order to create a Pop style, a sound nurtured with urban chaos, rhythms and richness. In 2003 in Europe, he collaborates with label Filtro Records and artists such as Plug and Karras to release, under French cinema specialized label Mk2 Music and distributed by Discograph, a vinyl named “REMIXES PAISANO“ This production sounds much more experimental, deconstructed and abstract. In 2005, he produces his second album “DESVIA SI ON AGAIN” distributed in Europe by MK2 Music, and by Discos Konfort in America. This album is about  worldwide migratory phenomenon and its effect on a population that migrates in search of better living conditions while leaving behind its memories, roots and to a certain extent dreams. In 2006,  he produces live music for  Fashion- shows collaborating with Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and star dancers from Opéra de Paris. In 2008, he produces an electro-rock EP named  “PACAS” that was released on music-sharing platforms such as “Creative Commons” along with digital networks. In 2010, he  focuses on sound exploration and sound design for spaces and 3D videos for other artists or architects, including ART-CHARPENTIER architect firm. In 2013 he produces music for opening choreography of ASVOFF International Festival in Mexico, a festival focused on cinema and high-end fashion. In 2014, collaborating with Japanese artist Fukuko Ando, he designs twelve sound pieces named “12 Robes” for a 360 degrees sound installation and unique haute couture garments.

 

 

Selective biography:

 

–  Luciano Benetton, Oliviero Toscani and Fabrica’s / FABRICA / Venice – Italy 2018

– Mobile Kino Cine festival / Club Gretchen /Berlin – Germany 20017

– Performance “AMATERASU” / Lisbon- Portugal 2016

– Festival ASVOFF / México City – nov 2015

– La mix BOX Festival / Paris – France 2014

– La fête de la musique /  Paris – France 2011

– La Mar de Musicas Festival / Cartagena – Spain 2009

– Trienal de Arquitectura / Lisboa -Portugal 2008

– Koeln Campus Festival / Koln -Germany 2007

– Premios Lunas del Auditorio Nacional de México  / Mexico – City 2006

– Fashion Week / Fukuko Ando Collection / Paris – France 2006

– EM2 2do Festival en Linea de Musica Electronica / Tijuana -Mexico 2005

– BC Nova Night  / Sifo / Barcelona – Spain 2005

– International JAZZ Festival / Montreal – Canada 2004

– Cannes  Festival CINEMA / Cannes – France 2004

– Latin Music Festival / Papeete -Tahiti 2004

– Mexico Sound’s Festival / Tokyo – Japan 2003

– Transmusicales Festival / Rennes France 2003

– III Encuentro de Sonidos Electronicos / Bogotà – Colombia 2002

– Puerta de las Americas Festival  / Mexico DF 2001

 

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